I've added the expenditures of the organizer fees I pay to Meetup to the
group money history (http://www.meetup...), just
for interest's sake.
I've decided that enough new people have joined lately that I think I
will want to keep taking a stab at this for at least another six months,
so I switched to the six-month billing for the next payment they'll
charge on March 14 ($72, or $12 a month, instead of $15 a month for 3
months. The $27 in Sept 2011 was a 40% off promotion).
I'm going to keep the membership dues at $3 just for now because that
will let me break even if just 4 people attend, but if things seem to be
more than that on average I can easily lower it back down to $2.
You can also see in the transaction history that Paypal skims some money
off dues payments. I knew this would be the case when I chose to allow
it, and it's OK, but since the amounts involved are so small, it would
be nice if you can toss in a few extra dimes to cover that fee if you
use Paypal. They take 30 cents per transaction plus 3% of the amount, so
for me to actually get $3.00, you would need to send $3.40 for one
person (or $6.50 for 2, or $9.60 for 3 - the flat fee + percentage
formula works out that way as you go up). Not required, just pointing it
out if you have some spare change. :)
Have you touched the Otherworld lately?